University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Ben Z. Grant Papers, undated



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Grant, Ben Z., 1939-
Title: Ben Z. Grant papers
Dates: undated
Abstract: The Ben Z. Grant Papers, undated, consist of chapters from Grant and Bill Kidd's unpublished book, Sine Die: The Last Day of the Texas Constitutional Convention of 1974. The chapters discuss the motivation for a new constitution, issues debated by delegates of the Convention, the actions of Speaker of the House Price Daniel, Jr., and opinions of legislators and citizens.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.02531
Extent: 1 item
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in 1939, Benjamin Z. Grant earned his J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1968. Grant worked as an aide for State Representative Cread L. Ray before succeeding him in the Texas House of Representatives for the Third Congressional District from 1971 to 1981. Following his tenure in the Texas Legislature, Grant served as judge of the 71st Judicial District Court in Marshall (1981-1984) and of the Sixth Court of Appeals in Texakana (1985-2003). Vice-president of the Harrison County Historical Museum Board and executive board member of the Texas State Historical Association, he also wrote a column, "The History around Us," for the Marshall News Messenger, starting in 1998. Furthermore, Grant published several books and plays, including The Kingfish with Larry L. King (1992) and The Wolf Has No Pillow (2009).

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Scope and Contents

The Ben Z. Grant Papers, undated, consist of chapters from Grant and Bill Kidd's unpublished book, Sine Die: The Last Day of the Texas Constitutional Convention of 1974. The chapters discuss the motivation for a new constitution, issues debated by delegates of the Convention, the actions of Speaker of the House Price Daniel, Jr., and opinions of legislators and citizens.


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Index Terms

Personal Names
Daniel, Price, 1941-1981
Grant, Ben Z., 1939-
Kidd, Bill
Corporate Names
Texas. Constitutional Convention (1974)
Texas. Legislature
Subjects
Constitutional history
Politics and government
Places
Texas

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ben Z. Grant Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1995-255

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center's "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project," 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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2.325/A21b [SRH1230000200] Papers, undated